The region surrounding Al-Shifa, the largest hospital in Gaza, has been the epicentre of conflict in recent times. There are reportedly thousands of individuals seeking refuge.
“With regard to the hospital, I anticipate and hope that less intrusive action will be taken,” stated President Biden. Safeguarding the hospital is imperative.
It has been reported that courtyards contain over a hundred unburied remains, and individuals attempting to evacuate the complex or traverse between buildings are at risk of fatality owing to the prevalent violence in the vicinity.
Pleas for Humanitarian Action
Rishi Sunak, the prime minister of Great Britain, reiterated Mr. Biden’s sentiments on Monday evening. Sunak stated that Israel, although entitled to “defence against terrorism,” must also “act in accordance with international law.”
Their declarations are in response to French President Emmanuel Macron’s urging Israel to cease the slaughter of infants and women.
Israel maintains that it has not fired directly on hospitals in Gaza; however, it asserts that Hamas uses tunnel networks beneath these facilities as “instruments of war” to strategize and execute assaults against Israeli forces. The Israeli military has committed to eliminate Hamas in Gaza, a US, UK, and EU terrorist outfit.
IDF’s Purported Evidence and Hamas Response
Hagari, in the video, indicates the entrance to the tunnel, which he claims is “connected” to the hospital, and claims that solar panels were powering a bunker via electrical cabling.
Although no additional evidence is presented to support the existence of a command centre, an IDF spokesman stated that investigations remained ongoing.
He claims that the footage then transitions to basement chambers within the Rantisi hospital. He indicates a cache of weapons, which consists of grenades and explosive belts, as well as a motorbike that appears to have sustained gunshot damage.
A child’s feeding bottle is below a “World Health Organisation” control panel and a rope-tied chair.
Insights into the Room’s Contents and Purpose
Starting October 7, Hamas’ invasion of southern Israel, he draws Arabic numerals on a wall-mounted calendar in another chamber.
Although they secured the room, Rear Admiral Hagari asserts that the “terrorists’ shifts” are reflected on the calendar. According to him, identities were inscribed alongside shift times.
“al-Aqsa flood” is the title given to the 7 October assaults by Hamas. It is mentioned at the beginning of this document. However, the Arabic terms do not translate to names but rather to the days of the week.
Additionally, he asserts that the room is embellished with draperies in the style of a video studio. In their respective hostage recordings, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas have never featured a background pattern that matched.
More than 11,000 people have been slain in Israel’s operations against Hamas, according to the health ministry in Gaza, which is controlled by Hamas. This occurred since the organization murdered 1,200 Israelis on October 7 and held approximately 240 others hostage.